Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fine up-stroke in penmanship.
  • n. In printing, the fine line at the top or bottom of a letter; a serif; a hairline.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • After due deliberation he admitted that there was a very striking similarity, only it seemed to him that the other's brevier was a shade thinner in the hair-stroke than his own, and the small caps. would go a thought more to the pound; while as to the semicolons and marks of interrogation, they looked as if they came out of a different font altogether.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • Enter her room, and, notwithstanding the lateness of the hour, you will surprise her busily engaged, her mind divided between meditation and the writing of several long and carefully worded epistles traced with a firm hand, every hair-stroke of every letter in which is correctly formed.

    Dona Perfecta

  • I NIB my pen and impart to it a fine hair-stroke, in order that I may give the more delicate touches which can alone show forth the character of this distinguished gentleman.

    The flush times of Alabama and Mississippi : a series of sketches,

  • Behold, sir, the villain counterfeited well; the _W_ is exact, even in the small hair-stroke -- the

    The Buccaneer A Tale

  • “Get a large sheet of paper, man, and make a new pen, with a sharp neb, and fine hair-stroke.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • "Get a large sheet of paper, man, and make a new pen, with a sharp neb, and a fine hair-stroke.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • "Get a large sheet of paper, man, and make a new pen, with a sharp neb, and fine hair-stroke.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

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